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by Andrewroom
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Corkscrews for the Entrance Plaza
Replies: 399
Views: 58209

Re: 2010: Corkscrews for the Entrance Plaza

"Coaster Crazy Alex" wrote:
^ I don't think so however i reckon there will be.
? :?

I would imagine there will be, and I can't see it being easy to vandalise it... especially with so many staff members there at one time, all day.
by Andrewroom
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion Part 2
Replies: 599
Views: 107986

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion Part 2

Now, we know that in testing, the ride has been completing the circuit succesfully, time and time again. This, therefore adds further support to the idea that the world's first element is not related to the mechanics of the ride completing the circuit, but the special effects that will take place i...
by Andrewroom
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145395

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

The skeletal branches definately look like the ones on the fake tree at the front of the station and the 'vines' all over the trains, publicity, etc.

I would guess that the tree will feature prominently in the adverts, and perhaps the ride.
by Andrewroom
Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145395

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

^^ Yes and it was in a paper, not just Flickr.
by Andrewroom
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 393456

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion

"RUBIX-KUBE" wrote:
what if they got all he finalists of BB to do what alex reid did, so it would look like there hadn't been that much happening lately :?


Like you said, unlikely: they would have been in the house.
by Andrewroom
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 393456

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion

By the New Top Secret Element lot of People say its a freefall. Other Peoples say: It cant be a Freefall because only Lapbars. Remeber on Tower of Terror, they have NO Bars. Its possible that its a freefall Element. But i dont think its a Freefall or only a Freefall, i think more that this element ...
by Andrewroom
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 393456

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion

"adsyrah" wrote:
I noticed that - looks like there station will be completely sealed from the outside until a car needs to exit or enter the building.


Already said this at the top of this page.
by Andrewroom
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 393456

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion

Mmm... Alex is wooden... reading his lines?

Anyway, you can clearly see that the gate/door opens upwards for the train to go through on each side of the station. You can also see how dark and gloomy the inside is... excellent!
by Andrewroom
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 393456

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion

Does anybody think the 'spool' like shape at the front of the train bears any significance to the theme of the ride? Something to do with what happens inside the building? A torch? It just seems odd, and though there may be one on the other side of the picture, it would still surely only be there fo...
by Andrewroom
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 393456

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion.

"AWTSW90" wrote:
Anyway, that is one method of greating a ghostly hologram you could pass through. Projecting onto a screen of mist.


Like in PotC in Magic Kingdom. Would have to be discreet though as I'm not sure the relevance of a mist wall in this - unless it were a fine, mildew type mist or a burst pipe.
by Andrewroom
Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 132613

Re: Ug Land / Rita 2010

Interesting to see that Stealth is registered for Alton Towers and not Thorpe Park: [url=http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-os/t-find/t-find-number?detailsrequested=C&trademark=2410106" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-os/t-f ... rk=2410106[/url] Aside...
by Andrewroom
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 393456

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion.

I may be missing something obvious but where is the head of the Wraith on the right post? :?
by Andrewroom
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 132613

Re: Ug Land / Rita 2010

Regarding DiscoBall: In most UK climates surely - i.e. not under 0 degrees. :D


-Edit-
Vik beat me to it!
by Andrewroom
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 132613

Re: Ug Land / Rita 2010

When I went to Alton in July, it was a hot, humid day and Air, Rita, Nemesis, Oblivion and several other rides broke down! It's surely an inevitability in this country, and possibly worse in other more variable climates, but they work fine at an average. To quote Scotty, 'You cannit change the laws ...
by Andrewroom
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Corkscrews for the Entrance Plaza
Replies: 399
Views: 58209

Re: Corkscrew loops?

I don't like the idea of the track being purple - but then again I don't like the idea of the supports being purple either because gold works with the hole pipe theme. I'm sure it will look fine next year. I love the location too, though a little Thorpe-Park-esque. Still awesome, and will build exci...
by Andrewroom
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145395

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

But water is more commonly used than air as a natural form of transport, and is therefore more familiar as a concept. I see nothing wrong with Air - it's new-age like the ride's theme and people know what it's about. Anyway, back on topic... I love the theming shown now, especially the front of the ...
by Andrewroom
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145395

Re: SW6 Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

I feel priveleged... though nothing happened.

I wonder if and when we'll see this video they filmed...
by Andrewroom
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145395

Re: SW6 Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

It did seem a bit far-fetched - though any news is good for me :(

I like the idea but the whole consent thing seems weird - though not the first ridiculous publicity statement from Alton.

Plus, I can't find it anywhere else on the internet.
by Andrewroom
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145395

Re: SW6 Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

Hey where did that article go?
by Andrewroom
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 393456

Re: SW6 Ride & Construction discussion.

There has already been a lot of talk about said article, with mention to his new drop design. This vision of his you have mentioned is a pipe-dream and many years/decades away. However, there has also been talk of SW6 being a psychological coaster, but then again, it is unlikely.